Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Centers of Excellence

Villanova Charles Widger Law School Centers of Excellence

CLE Programs

Continuing Legal Education


National Law Journal Ranks Villanova No. 38 ‘Go-To’ Law School

The National Law Journal has ranked Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law as the No. 38 “go-to” law school in its 2016 rankings. This annual report identifies the top 50 law schools with the highest percentage of 2015 juris doctor (JD) graduates hired as first-year associates at the nation’s 100 largest law firms. Read more


Engaging the Survivor Community in Advocacy, Healing and Criminal Justice

The Villanova Law Institute to Address Sexual Exploitation leads cross-disciplinary workshops and discussions aimed at engaging the survivor community in advocacy on Mar. 9-10. Workshops will be led by survivors and will encourage participants to engage in problem-solving scenarios on a varienty of relevant topics and current issues in legislation, law enforcement and education. Read more


From Fund Formation to Fashion Law

As part of Professional Development coursework, Villanova Law encourages students to be entrepreneurial in their careers—to identify their passion and to carve their own career paths through hard work and perseverance. They have remarkable role models in alumni such as Elizabeth Kurpis '07, an associate at New York's Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. and a power player in fashion law. Read more


Helping those who help us: Wills for Heroes

Villanova Law offers numerous pro bono opportunities, including Wills for Heroes, for law students to volunteer their time working with outside organizations for the public good.  In addition to helping others, pro bono work helps students to hone legal skills, develop professional interests and meet practicing attorneys who can provide mentoring and advice. Read more


2017 Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law Annual Speaker Series

The Moorad Center will continue its annual speaker series—open to the entire community. Center Director Andrew Brandt will lead revealing conversations on the business of sports featuring guest speakers. Read more


Villanova Students Win 3rd Annual Tulane Professional Football Negotiation Competition

A team of students from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law recently competed in and won the 3rdAnnual Tulane Professional Football Negotiation Competition, sponsored by the Tulane Sports Law Society. Students Jason Kaner ’19, Eric Galko ’17 and Jack Sexton ’19 triumphed in the simulated contract negotiation, which used real-life scenarios and actual upcoming NFL free agents. The competition provided participants with the opportunity to sharpen their negotiation skills as well as their knowledge of NFL contracts. Read more


Prof. Caitlin Barry represents immigrant detained in Philadelphia following executive order

Professor Caitlin Barry was among the lawyers representing refugees and immigrants detained at Philadelphia International Airport on Jan. 28 following an executive order. An immigration law specialist, Barry is the Director of Villanova Law's Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic. Read more.


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Alumni Spotlight

Bhaveen R. Jani ’09

Bhaveen R. Jani ’09

Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman

Bhaveen R. Jani '09 is an associate in the Personal Injury department at Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman in Princeton, New Jersey. He concentrates his practice in the areas of motor vehicle personal injury, construction accidents, product defect cases and premises liability claims. Prior to joining the firm, he was an Associate at Blank Rome LLP in the Consumer Finance Litigation group. Jani is also a very active member of the bar and currently serves as the President-Elect of the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ) and will serve as the association's President next year. SABA-NJ is a specialty bar organization whose membership includes approximately 150 South Asian New Jersey attorneys, judges and law students throughout New Jersey.

Frannie Reilly '04

Frannie Reilly '04

Law Office of Frannie Reilly, LLC

Frannie Reilly ’04 has extensive experience counseling clients on corporate policies, best practices and corporate governance and started her own firm in June 2014, focusing her practice on individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations. Reilly also founded and runs a nonprofit education foundation—the Foundation for Wallingford-Swarthmore Schools—which works to ensure that teachers and students continue to promote innovation, creativity and excellence, especially in difficult economic times.

Jeffrey S. Nast ’99

Jeffrey S. Nast ’99

Senior Assistant Regional Counsel
United States Environmental Protection Agency

Jeffrey S. Nast ’99 serves as Senior Assistant Regional Counsel for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Working in the Hazardous Waste and Chemical Law Branch in Philadelphia, his primary duties include national historic preservation and enforcing chemical and hazardous waste statutes. Nast previously served in the Gulf war as an Armor Crewman with the First Cavalry Division. He is currently a member of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses, appointed by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald in December 2015 for a three year term. 

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